Virginia Tech was blown out by Boston College 76-52 in the Conte Forum on Wednesday night. Tech lost their seventh straight game and dropped to 8-12 overall and 1-7 in the ACC. The Eagles improved to 6-14 and 2-5 in the ACC. Both of their ACC wins have come at the expense of the Hokies.
This game was never close. BC raced out to a 46-33 halftime lead, and then outscored the Hokies 30-19 in the second half. Except for their win over Virginia Tech on January 11 in Blacksburg, the Eagles had not won a game since their 67-50 win over Philadelphia University on December 15. They had not beaten a Division I opponent since they beat Sacred Heart 75-67 in overtime way back on November 26.
Jarell Eddie, who had been mired in a major slump recently, had 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Hokies. He was 8-of-13 from the field, 3-of-6 from three-point range, and 4-of-6 from the free throw line.
Unfortunately for Tech, nobody else stepped up. Ben Emelogu had eight points, but only on 3-of-11 shooting. Christian Beyer came off the bench to score seven points and grab six rebounds.
In the end, BC just toyed with the Hokies. They attempted 37 three-pointers, most of which were wide open. They made 14 of them (37.8%). The Eagles had 19 assists and just seven turnovers, while Tech had eight assists and 12 turnovers.
The Hokies return to action this Saturday when they host Maryland in Cassell Coliseum. Tipoff is scheduled for noon, and the game will be televised by The ACC Network. Check your local listings.